Misgive
Misgive Mis*give", v. i. To give out doubt and apprehension; to be fearful or irresolute. ``My mind misgives.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • Misgive — Mis*give , v. t. [imp. {Misgave}; p. p. {Misgiven}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Misgiving}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To give or grant amiss. [Obs.] Laud. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: To give doubt and apprehension to, instead of confidence and courage; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misgive — index doubt (distrust), misdoubt, mistrust, suspect (distrust) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • misgive — [mis giv′] vt. misgave, misgiven, misgiving [ MIS 1 + GIVE] to cause fear, doubt, or suspicion in: said usually of the heart, mind, conscience, etc. [his heart misgave him] vi. to feel fear, doubt, suspicion, etc …   English World dictionary

  • misgive — verb (misgave; misgiven; giving) Date: 1513 transitive verb to suggest doubt or fear to intransitive verb to be fearful or apprehensive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • misgive — /mis giv /, v., misgave, misgiven, misgiving. v.t. 1. (of one s mind, heart, etc.) to give doubt or apprehension to. v.i. 2. to be apprehensive. [1505 15; MIS 1 + GIVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • misgive — verb to give fear or doubt to As Henrys late presaging prophecy …   Wiktionary

  • misgive — verb (past misgave; past participle misgiven) literary (of the mind or heart) fill (someone) with doubt, apprehension, or foreboding …   English new terms dictionary

  • misgive — mis·give …   English syllables

  • misgive — mis•give [[t]mɪsˈgɪv[/t]] v. gave, giv•en, giv•ing 1) to cause doubt or fear in 2) to be apprehensive • Etymology: 1505–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • misgive — [c]/mɪsˈgɪv/ (say mis giv) verb (misgave, misgiven, misgiving) –verb (t) 1. (of one s mind, heart, etc.) to give doubt or apprehension to. –verb (i) 2. to be apprehensive …   Australian English dictionary

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